The Mobile County Commission is sponsoring a health fair on Saturday that will include navigators to help individuals sign up for coverage through the Affordable Care Act.
The event is free and will take place at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church at 2667 Reaves St.
Mobile County Commissioner Merceria Ludgood said the county ranks 39 of 67 Alabama counties in terms of health outcomes and the health fair is needed.
“The initiative is driven by health data,” she said in a statement.
The first 50 visitors will get free cholesterol and blood sugar checks. Other free services include blood pressure screening; body composition analysis and bone density scans. A physical therapist will be available to discuss back safety.
Operation Fit Kids will offer health tips for children, while other participants will include: cardiac rehabilitation, stroke center and Alzheimer’s center representatives.
Those who wish to explore options for medical coverage under the Affordable Care Act will have the opportunity to work with a navigator, who can steer people through various policy options.
Mobile Infirmary will participate as the medical provider for the event.
“As a nation, we are starting to move toward healthier lifestyles and the first step is to assess our personal health and make better choices,” Mobile County Commissioner Connie Hudson said in a statement. “This is a great opportunity to take that first step.”